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Fiona mcintosh

From childhood, Fiona was a keen gymnast aswell as dancer studying modern dance into her twenties, where she also practised yoga. Her other passion was books and she worked in publishing before re-connecting with her initial passion of movement and somatic well-being.

It was in 2004 following an accident that she became a client of Karin Locher, founder of Spatial Medicine, and her thirst for knowledge on how to re-balance and re-store her whole body health through movement led her to first study with Body Control (Certified in 2005) and then with Polestar Education (Studio Certified in 2007) and then with Centre for Spatial Medicine (Certified in 2008).


In 2010 Fiona became a full-time Pilates teacher working from both Karin Locher's and Santosha Studio. She continued her education and knowledge of the body's fascial auto-regulating system attending courses with Steven Goldstein (Integrated Fascial Release), Ann and Chris Frederick (Fascial Stretch Therapy), Robert Schleip, Tom E Myers' Anatomy Trains, Peter E Levine (Somatic Experiencing) and Emile Conrad (Continiuum). She has an iTEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology .  Fiona is now Director of The Santosha Studio in Wiltshire. She is PMA certified and a senior faculty teacher with Spatial Medicine CPM Education. Fiona qualified as a Yoga Teacher with Claire Murphy Yoga in 2016 and is now registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals as an Experienced Yoga Teacher.  She is an iRest Meditation Level I Teacher-in-Training and is a contributing teacher on the Chie Sibbring 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme 2019 &2021.  


Fiona has spent years developing her knowledge about the body and how to move effortlessly, initially to come out of pain herself but ultimately she discovered a greater sense of well-being and she passionately shares that journey with others; clients and teachers to enable their own journey.

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